Project: Countering Election-related Cyber Threats and Disinformation Campaigns in Ukraine

18.01.2019 - 17.03.2020


NB! Project has already passed

Description: ECEAP implemented an EU-funded project ‘Countering Election-related Cyber Threats and Disinformation Campaigns in Ukraine’ to support Ukraine’s resilience to cyber threats and disinformation through building the capacity of Ukraine’s security structures responsible for the prevention and management of cyber threats and strengthening the skills of local media representatives in Southern and Eastern regions of Ukraine to identify and inform the public about disinformation in cyberspace.

Activities conducted in the framework of the project have included:

• training workshops organised by ECEAP and conducted by Estonian and Ukrainian media specialists for more than 100 local and regional journalists in Dnipro, Kherson, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Mariupol and Sievierodonetsk;

• technical and strategic cybersecurity exercises held by CybExer for cyber specialists from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection (SSSCIP) Central Election Commission (CEC), Cyber Police, State Centre of Cyber Defence, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Digital Transformation;

• practical study visits organised by ECEAP for the abovementioned cyber specialists to institutions in Estonia (during Estonian Parliamentary elections), Sweden and Germany for insight into their best practices in cybersecurity;

• report by CybExer on ‘Post-Election Assessment of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Interagency Cooperation in Ukraine with Related Recommendations’.

Budget: 1M EUR

Funding: European Union